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Julie Read is the founder of Portfolio Oomph and is an artist based in Midlothian, 8 miles south of Edinburgh. She received her BA (Hon) in Fine Art Printmaking from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (Dundee) and a teaching qualification from the University of Strathclyde. Julie has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally and undertaken residencies in Switzerland and Austria.
Her work is included in a number of collections, including Royal Bank of Scotland, Archive Centre for Artists Books at Dundee Contemporary Arts, National Library of Scotland, International Portrait Gallery in Tuzla, Bosnia, Karelian State Museum Permanent Collection, Russia.
She has received 4 awards from the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) also the British Council, Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy, Hope Scott Trust, City of Edinburgh Council and the Arts Trust of Scotland.
Julie has extensive experience of supporting students in creating an art portfolio and interviewing students at entrance level. Also creating course materials and tutoring students in an online environment.
Integrity, persistence and a passion is what gets you somewhere. If you can find a business that incorporates these things then you are half way there - hard work helps with the rest.